Pel’s Fishing-Owl / Scotopelia peli

Pel\'s Fishing-Owl / Scotopelia peli

Pel's Fishing-Owl

SCI Name:  Scotopelia peli
Protonym:  Strix peli Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.44
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pefowl1
Type Locality:  Ashanti.
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Publish Year:  1850
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DEFINITIONS

SCOTOPELIA
(Strigidae; Ϯ Pel's Fishing Owl S. peli) Gr. σκοτος skotos  darkness, gloom; specific name Strix peli Bonaparte, 1850 (cf. erroneous “peli (black), referring to large ‘black’ eyes of ... Pel’s Fishing-Owl” (Hockey et al. 2005)); "*112. Scotopelia, Bp.  Permagna: plumae auriculares nullae: tarsi digitique nudi.   Africa occ.   1.   *STRIX PELI, Temm. Mus. Lugd. Figura nulla, ex Ashantee." (Bonaparte 1850); "Scotopelia Bonaparte, Consp. Av., 1, 1850, p. 44. Type, by monotypy, Strix peli Temm. i.e. Bonaparte." (Peters 1940, IV, 123). 
Var. Megapelia.
Synon. Scotoglaux.

peli
Hendrik Severinus Pel (1818-1876) Gov. of Dutch Gold Coast 1840-1850, naturalist, taxidermist (Gymnobucco, syn. Nicator chloris, syn. Peliperdix lathami, Scotopelia (ex “Strix peli” of Temminck MS)).